Building a Multi-Specialty Robotics Team: Allied Healthcare Professionals

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Friday-Saturday, June 10-11, 2016, New York, NY


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*After 12 pm on June 8, 2016, only onsite registration is available, provided the course has not reached capacity. Onsite registrants will incur an additional $20 fee. Registration is non-transferable.

Course Directors

Mary Dobbie, BSN, RN 

Suzannah Sorin, MPAS

Course Fees

Allied Healthcare Professionals: $250
Note: If your Physician is interested in registering for one of the other Advanced Robotic Surgery tracks (Thoracic, Gynecology, Urology, General/Colorectal) at the reduced fee you must complete your registration first. Your physician will then be able to register online or via fax. They must email Maria Mercado at indicating your name to receive the reduced fee. 


Target Audience

Peri-operative nursing staff and leadership, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, RNFAs, CRNAs, surgical technologists, anesthesia technologists

Course Description

This course provides a unique opportunity for the peri-operative nurses and allied health professionals working in robotics to learn strategies for successful robotic surgery across multiple specialties from the pre-, intra-, and post-operative perspectives. Guests may choose to attend with or without their surgeon counterparts. The course will consist of 10 live moderated surgical demonstrations, didactic lectures, breakout sessions and hands-on workshops that cover areas such as optimizing efficiency, team management, assist strategies, communication, organization, positioning/safety concerns, troubleshooting, and more! There will an alternative Focused Simulation Lab portion  as  opposed to watching live surgery. Sign-up for the lab will  be available 2 weeks prior to the event to registered guests only. Limited space available. 

This course is part of the larger Second Annual NYU Multi-Specialty Robotic Surgery course, which includes Robotic Urologic, General, Colorectal, Thoracic and Gynecologic surgery tracks. These tracks focus on advanced robotic procedures among 5 different specialties. With 5 systems and over 7,500 cases performed, we will share our team approach to running a multi-specialty program. We encourage and recommend you to bring your surgeon counterparts, nurses, PAs, RNFAs, hospital administration, CRNAs, and surgical technologists. Our flexible structure allows guests to choose to attend any of the live procedures you want and you may attend the surgeon track program courses for any specialty you like.


Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians should be able to: 

  • Describe factors of positioning for safety
  • Demonstrate safe and efficient OR setup for cost-effective robotic cases of moderate to high volume
  • Effectively communicate and work together with the entire surgical team
  • Troubleshoot robotic technical complications as well as how to function effectively during unanticipated events
  • Describe the critical components of each person’s role during key procedural steps     

Statement of Need

This course provides a unique opportunity for the peri-operative nurses and allied health professionals working in robotics to learn strategies for successful robotic surgery across multiple specialties from the pre-intra-and post-operative perspective.  There is a documented need to improve communication across all disciples for safe and effective surgery. Robotics teams need efficient and effective skills to optimize performance and troubleshooting in a systematic format. 


Accreditation Statement

The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.​

Nursing Credits
NYU Hospitals Center is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Refund Policy

In order to request a refund, you must email no later than 14 days prior to the first day of the course. An administrative fee of $75 will be deducted from your refund. Cancellations or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund. Fax and email cancellations are not accepted.

Course Cancellation Policy
If a course is cancelled due to inclement weather, insufficient enrollment, or any other reason, NYU PGMS will refund registration fees in full. NYU PGMS will provide at least two weeks’ advance notice if cancelling due to insufficient enrollment and as soon as possible in all other circumstances. NYU PGMS is not responsible for any airfare, hotel, or other non-cancellable costs incurred by the registrant.